The unusual volcano sits beneath a glacier, with the heat it produces creating a subglacial lake.
The eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines has led to tens of thousands of people fleeing their homes.
Police said the number of people missing after the volcano erupted on Monday is in double figures.
The latest toll of destroyed homes will be added to the 117 lost since last month because of the volcano.
At least 25 people have been killed, including three children, after a Guatemala volcano erupted on Saturday.Volcan de Fuego (‘volcano of fire’), one of Central America’s most active volcanos, sent lava flowing into rural communities where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash.Hundreds more have been injured and authorities are expecting the death toll to rise.‘It’s a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people,’ Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Guatemala’s Conred disaster agency, said on radio.Firefighters explained that many of those trapped were unable to be freed due to pyroclastic flow (fast-moving volcanic matter). Eddy Sanchez, director of the country’s seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 700C (1,300F).Guatemala’s disaster agency said 3,100 people had evacuated nearby communities, and ash fall from the eruption was affecting an area with about 1.7 million of country’s 15 million or so people. Shelters were opened for those forced to flee.A man looks at the Fuego Volcano in eruption, from Alotenango municipality, Sacatepequez department. (Getty) A man cleans ashes from the Fuego Volcano off his car in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez department, 45 km southwest of Guatemala City. (Getty)
The island, unofficially named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, was formed when an underwater volcano exploded and spewed out ash and rock in Tonga.
Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark grey ash about 9,800ft into the atmosphere since the weekend and lava is welling up in the crater.
Experts are monitoring an active volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands after 40 tremors were reported in one weekend.
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled after an ash cloud from Mount Agung settled in Bali’s skies this morning.Fifty-nine thousand passengers on 445 canceled flights — including 196 international flights — have been affected, the airport said in a statement.Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency said that Denpasar Airport will closed for 24 hours and may reopen on Tuesday morning.More than 50,000 people were evacuated in late September from areas surrounding the active volcano in Bali amid fears it could erupt at any moment.The weekend’s volcanic eruptions sent ash 13,000 feet into the atmosphere and created plumes as high as 3.7 miles.People have been warned to stay away from rivers following reports of ‘cold lava’.Officials have been tracking the movements of Mount Agung since August, and raised the alert level on 14 September. Now, the area has been raised to a level four – the highest tier on the alert system.Last time Mount Agung erupted – in 1963 – more than 1,000 people died.There are still around 12,000 people waiting to be evacuated, and officials fear that there might not be enough shelters in place to house everyone.As a result, local public halls have been warned they may have to step in and become makeshift shelters, too.‘The biggest challenge is we can’t predict the number of evacuees.’ said Putu Widiada, head of the local disaster management agency in Klungkung district.There are nearly 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, and many people choose to live nearby as the soil is better for farming.The area is far more densely populated than the previous eruption, but also has far more precautions in place for this sort of natural disaster.Although residents have been moved away from the volcano, many are still visiting their homes during the day and spending time in the area.‘The latest analysis indicates that Mount Agung’s seismic energy is increasing and has the potential to erupt.’ the National Vulcanology Centre said in a statement.‘However, no one can predict exactly when there will be an eruption.’ it concluded.For the meantime, evacuations continue.Bali earthquake: Fears of volcanic eruption on popular tourist island as 5.7-magnitude tremor strikesNaples’ supervolcano is reaching ‘dangerous’ levelsMexico City earthquake: rescuers in desperate search to save young girl trapped in rubble of primary school
Opting to not wear any safety clothing, Alison Teal took to the waters at the base of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii as it erupted into the ocean. Red hot lava can be seen spewing from the rocks but it doesn’t seem to faze Alison, who beams and shrieks as she rides the waves.
A volcanic eruption can be a terrifying experience - but this one is sending out a friendly message in the lava. The Pu‘u O‘o crater at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been oozing since May but a recent fly-past has shown the clear outline of a smiley face in the fiery pit. Mick Kalber, from helicopter tour company Paradise Helicopters managed to capture the spectacular emoji - showing the eruption to be on the less scary side.
Researchers from Vanderbilt and Chicago universities analysed quartz crystals in pumice taken from the Bishop Tuff in eastern California, which is the site of the super-eruption that formed the Long Valley Caldera 760,000 years ago. The Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand was the site of the most recent super-eruption - the Oruanui eruption at 26,500 years - and it includes deposits from more than a dozen very large eruptions that took place in the last couple of million years. Indonesia was the site of the Toba super-eruption in Sumatra 75,000 years ago and the Tambora eruption in 1815.
An afternoon stroll usually involves a trip through your local park, stopping off for an ice cream or sheltering from the rain.But a group of men in Sicily spend their walks taking pictures of Mount Etna erupting as part of the Etna Walk.Her are some of the awe-inspiring pictures they have managed to capture.
This is the stunning moment a series of lights appear above an erupting volcano - before disappearing as quickly as they arrived. The footage, captured by a camera watching the Popocatépetl volcano erupt in Mexico, shows the cloudy sky suddenly filled with the circular and disc-shaped lights.
This incredible picture from Brit astronaut Tim Peake shows an erupting volcano viewed from 249 miles above Earth. Taken from the International Space Station (ISS), the incredibly detailed photo shows the volcano in the centre, peaking above the clouds, with smoke pouring from it. Snow and ice around the top have been melted away by the heat bellowing out from the Klyuchevskaya volcano on Russia’s east coast.
News outlets around the world have quoted an expert prediction of a ‘mega earthquake’ - due in the wake of earthquakes in Ecuador and elsewhere. While there have been several earthquakes in the past week, the quote used to predict a ‘mega quake’ is actually several months old – and about earthquakes in India. Scientist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado DID warn of risks of ‘mega-earthquakes – but in January, and specifically in the Himalayas.
The video shows a strange object seeming to fly past the Colima volcano in Mexico - before a jet of flame bursts out. Scott C Waring of UFO Sightings Daily says, ‘This long UFO was caught over Colima Volcano on Jan 3. The UFO passes over and through the lava shot up from the mouth of the volcano.
A weird ‘glass egg’ found in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ find, scientists have said.